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Troubled ASU frat has status revoked

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

An Arizona State University fraternity that has suffered several serious problems over the past few months has had its status as a fraternity revoked by the school.

In December of 2012, Sigma Alpha Epsilon rushee Jack Culolias was found dead in the Salt River. He drowned after a heavy night of drinking at a fraternity event at Cadillac Ranch in Tempe Marketplace.

In May 2013, 20-year-old Aidan Mohr was dropped off at the ER by his fraternity brothers with a Post-It note. According to police, Mohr's blood alcohol level was five times the legal limit. He drank somewhere around 30 ounces of tequila in a few hours' time.

ASU spokesperson Julie Newberg confirmed that members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon displayed disregard for university policies and that their conduct conflicts with the fundamental values and ideals of both the fraternity and the university.

She added that the fraternity already had a number of conduct violations.

Statement by ASU

Recent incidents involving fraternities are not representative of the more than 73,000 ASU students who work, study diligently and stay out of trouble. Nor are they characteristic of the majority of Greek members that contribute to both the university and local community through their leadership and philanthropic efforts, raising more than $250,000 in charitable organization donations and contributing more than 30,000 community service hours this past academic year. ASU does not tolerate individual or organizational behavior inconsistent with our mission as an educational institution and takes action accordingly.

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